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presidents are all very much aware of this. jefferson probably is the lead on this. jefferson creates words with great, great abandon. he just loves to create words. he loves to sort of tuck a jibe at the british by creating words. 1840, much later, but he writes -- i'm sorry, 1820, he writes a letter to john adams, and he says, you know, our duty, our duty as americans is to knee control eyes. so jefferson creating all these words, and some of them are -- he creates the word ottoman. not for the empire, but for the not stool. he creates -- for the foot stool. there's 114 words now in the oxford english dictionary which are credited to jefferson either as the coiner or the introducer, the first one to actually bring them into the, into the mainstream. and the list is really sort of fascinating. um, pedicure is his word. pussy -- i'm sorry, pussy, that's teddy roosevelt. monoaccurate, meaning a person who believes in a single rule. the one that becomes the most egregious to the purists and the language police is the word "belittle." he creates the word belittle. he knows what he's up to. he
of children in poor countries. this week's jefferson award winner is coming up next. worldwide mission for this week's jefferson award winner. as orts now she >>> one volunteer job has turned into a life-long worldwide mission for this week's jefferson award winner. as kate kelly reports, now she is changing lives from palestine to peru. >>> i have never in my life met someone more dedicated, more determined or more capable than laura escobosa. >> reporter: high praise for a woman who may not have a medical degree, but who these doctors say has done more to help patients around the world than you can imagine. for 23 years, laura escobosa has led operation rainbow, a nonprofit organization that provides free orthopedic surgery to needy children in underdeveloped countries. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: laura, who speaks five languages, volunteered to go as a translator with one of the first teams of doctors that traveled from the bay area to guatemala in the 1990. >> this one experience was so overwhelming because in one operation, they can change th
jefferson, the founding by james monroe. you know john kerry's track record. he started as a decorated combat veteran in the vietnam war, then went to law school and served as a prosecutor. then went to local government, a wonderful way to serve. then state government in massachusetts, and then nearly 30 years as a united states senator, and the only committee he has served on from the day he became a senator until his last day was the foreign relations committee. this is family for him and not just a vocation. it is a family calling. i will count it as a joy but a little bit of a bittersweet sadness that my service in the senate, i got to serve with him on the foreign relations committee for precisely one week. [laughter] i am the junior member of that committee, i sit way far out on the wing, but i was with him for one week. it might have been the first vote that i cast was to confirm him as the new secretary. senator, you're coming to a place that believes deeply in the values you share, as robert mentioned. president jefferson strongly believed in this connection of this wonderful
front tar race, 145 jefferson, place of entertainment. permit. >> are we skipping e? >> that is in richmond and they asked us to hold that until the end. >> order front terrace on jefferson street. this building houses the spaces available for rent for special events such as meetings, classes seminars, banquets and reunions. the entertainment might include djs or speakers. the area is primarily commercial, as such the letters granting this permit are from other commercial venues including the hotel, the best western hotel. fisherman's wharf and the blue and gold fleet which are all neighbors. >> good. >> good evening, commissioners, miem fiilip, i represent the wax museum at water front terraces and could i get this on? yes. >> we have a picture here of 145 jefferson street building. some of our tenant includes mcdonalds and pay less shoes and the wax museum opened in 1963 and we are celebrating our 50th year anniversary, it provides visitors with the unique experience to come face-to-face with celebrities, personalities. and we are open every day, holidays included
back, meet the man behind many of the bay area's flash mob dances. it's this week's jefferson award winner next. are this week's >>> well, if you have seen large groups of people suddenly break into synchronized dance on bay area streets, chances are this week's jefferson award winner is at the head of that pack. kpix 5 reporter sharon chin went to the dance studio to meet him. deo. ♪[ music ]♪ >> reporter: it looks like practice for a music video but the dancers aren't professionals. >> doing it in front of a crowd, i mean, its awesome. you surprise yourself. >> reporter: with julien rey, their teacher and choreographer, students are learning a lady gaga routine. the group is the bay area flash mob. it's dancers dazzling audiences in public plazas and step up for nonprofit fundraisers. >> don't have to be a professional or great dancer to do it. you can just try to learn it and join it and see what happens. >> reporter: for julien, the thrill of teaching was a tribute to michael jackson. it was called thrill the world. flash mobs around th
with an idea that snowballs you made say and as sharon chin reports, it earned them this week's jefferson award. >>> reporter: 13-year-old best friends corinne hindes and katrine kirsebom unload a special delivery for walnut creek's homeless, warm jackets, sweater, hats and gloves. they help chelce nolan survive when he was on the streets. >> really, it's the difference between staying reasonably comfortable and being miserable. >>> reporter: katrine and corinne created a service group k & c cares three years ago when they were 11 in the 6th grade. they had a creative idea. why not collect items people lose at ski resorts and donate them to the homeless? corinne said they wanted to do something good. >> we used to walk down the street and see all these homeless people and they didn't really have very warm attire on. >> reporter: katrine says the idea for collecting lost and found clothes from ski resorts came after she lost something herself. >> i lost my wallet or something. and i went to the lost and found, they brought out this huge box of wallets
to a national stability and human liberty. -- thomas jefferson. this morning we are gathered just a few hundred yards from the spot where three american presidents, mr. jefferson, james madison, and james monroe, gathered in 1917 to lay the cornerstone for the first university of virginia building. this gave life to the university that would become into a person's words "and institution on which the portents of the country may depend." gatherings of national significance have been held here since the university is beginning. in 1940, president franklin roosevelt came to uva to speak about the country's future as the nation stood on the brink of war. in 1989, president george h. w. bush assembled america's governors in charlottesville for an education summit that led to the development of national goals for education. many other national and global leaders have come to these grounds for discussions that shaped our goals and aspirations as a people. today continuing in this tradition, secretary of state john carey will speak about the importance of effective american foreign policy and diplomacy.
of portuguese wine. >> jefferson said it should never make any important decision without first having a glass of wine. if it doesn't work out, it is two. a beautiful night. it is chilly, but the wind is like. -- light. 40 degrees high in the sky. imagine if you were flying up for the international space station is. here are in washington. here is dulles airport. this is from a satellite four hundred miles above us. here you can see eye-95, baltimore to washington. such a clear day, and a bit of snow for use no lovers. there is skyline drive, out in the beautiful blue ridge mountains. the first son of those high cloud cover showing up way out in western virginia. it is dry, and that is the other feature tomorrow. the air is so dry, by the time it gets here it will be in the form of rain. the high temperature today was 42 degrees. probably felt a lot milder than that with the dry -- with the warm sunshine. in indianapolis the high temperature was 60 degrees. as the winds turned to the south, that milder air will be with us tomorrow. here is the jet stream and here is that high cloudiness coming
. this was from the first census ever done. the census maker was thomas jefferson. here are some of the facts they gathered about the noon -- the united states. the 13 states had a population of just under 4 million. 750 of those were black. only 9% were free. the per capita income, $437. if you look back before the war, it was almost double that. the largest cities in the country, new york, philadelphia, and boston. what should we learn about those three large cities? >> two of those 13 states are not yet members of the union. both north carolina and rhode island held back when the rest of the union adopted the constitution. america was overwhelmingly a rural, farm based society. there were three roads in 1800 that cross. the united states was a nation in name only. it was pre state nations. it was new england, the middle states, and the south. each of them had one major city. philadelphia, the largest city in the nation, with all of 40,000 people. one of the things martha washington found not altogether to her liking was the fact she was uprooted from the agricultural, rural life she knew a
jefferson but james monroe, another secretary of state. it is fitting that the secretary would be here. we know john kerry's track record. decorated veteran in vietnam, prosecutor, started in local government, as do so many others who serve. the state government in massachusetts. nearly 30 years as a u.s. senator. the only committee that he served on from the day he became a senator, until its last day in the center of the foreign relations committee.-- until his last day in tas s as senator ine foreign relations committee. he grew up with a father in the foreign service. it is a family calling. i will count it as a joy but as a bittersweet sadness that my service in the senate, i got to serve with him on the foreign relations committee for one week. [laughter] i am the junior senator on that committee. i sit far out on the wing on that committee.i was together with this chair for one week. it was the first committee vote i cast was to confirm him as the new secretary. senator, you are coming to a place that believes deeply in the values that you share, as robert mentioned. president jeffe
-term is americans understood these challenges and went beyond period economics. thomas jefferson for example, there is no model of personal financial rectitude. he understood the threat of excessive public debt jefferson wrote '' map we must not let our rulers lotus with perpetual that. we must make between economy and liberty and servitude ''. much of congress seems unable and unwilling to choose economy and the liberty. but perhaps the most serious question is whether enough american citizens are willing to choose non serfdom were fair happy to continue to drift toward the failed project otherwise known as european social model or social democracy. at present the jury is out. here i conclude how is america avoid going down the path of europe? it is a question of incentives i am not a philosophical materialist i do believe there is free will but if incentives are in line with the direction it is harder to persuade people not to follow them. the more america moves in a covert social direction the harder it is to persuade one negative americans it is not tenable it points to policies that emb
, at jefferson street, for six months, for street artists certified by the arts commission; exempting said space from the regulations of police code, section 2405(c)(6) and (11), prohibiting selling within ten feet from the outer edge of any entrance to any building and prohibiting selling within five feet from the display of any other street artist. >> thank you. and with with us today is mr. lazard from the arts exhaustion. -- commission. >> good afternoon, supervisor. do you want the short story? because i know you have a long agenda today. >> the short story is fine if that's appropriate to provide us with the information we need. >> thank you. well, with item number 1, these are six spaces, excuse me, on market street just opposite the hyatt regency. and you designated them on a temporary basis previously. they've turned out to be very lucrative spaces for the street artists and they came to the art commission and asked that we ask you to make them permanent. i just want to let you know, though, that your designation as before would exempt these spaces from the -- certain regulations of pol
of people suddenly break into synchronized dance on bay area streets, chances are this week's jefferson award winner is at the head of that pack. kpix 5 reporter sharon chin went to the dance studio to meet him. >> reporter: it looks like practice for a music video but the dancers aren't professionals. take david. >> doing it in front of a crowd, i mean, its awesome. >> reporter: with julian reyes their teacher and choreography, students are learning a lady gaga routine. the group is the bay area flash mob. it's dancers dazzling audiences in public plazas and step up for nonprofit fundraisers. >> don't have to be a professional or great dancer to do it. you can just try to learn it and join it and see what happens. >> reporter: for julian, the thrill of teaching was a tribute to michael jackson. it was called thrill the world. flash mobs around the globe performed the same routine simultaneously in 2009 to honor the laid king of pop. julian had such a great time dancing he and four other participants co-founded bay area flash mob that same year. >
to thomas jefferson high school. >>> and veronica, you have some big news and we're not just talking about the weather. >> oh, that's -- there you go. that's right. we're talking about chili, right? we'll talk about that on the other side of the break, but first the bigger news will be the fact that, hey, wre dealing with a storm moving this way. tonight dry, no problems. in fact, most of tomorrow morning should be dry, but still could have in issues. we'll talk about it when "news4 at 4" returns. >>> what did you find, danielle? >> some pretty startling things. for starters in washington, d.c. every sushi venue misled consumers about their fish. not one properly labeled snapper. from fresh off the bot to your dinner place, somewhere along the way seafood is getting mislabeled. >> that's horrible. you want to get what you pay for. >> oceana, an international ocean conservation group tested efficiency from retail outlets across the nation. in pennsylvania, 56% of the fish was mislabeled. next up, southern california at 52%. in the nation's capital, 26%. >> some of the concerns with the misl
the founder here, the cornerstone was laid by not only in thomas jefferson but james monroe, another secretary of state. it is fitting that the secretary would be here. we know john kerry's track record. decorated veteran in vietnam, prosecutor, started in local government, as do so many others who serve. the state government in massachusetts. nearly 30 years as a u.s. senator. the only committee that he served on from the day he became a senator, until its last day in the center of the foreign relations committee. he grew up with a father in the foreign service. it is a family calling. i will count it as a joy but as a bittersweet sadness that my service in the senate, i got to serve with him on the foreign relations committee for one week. [laughter] i am the junior senator on that committee. i sit far out on the wing on that committee. it was the first committee vote i cast was to confirm him as the new secretary. senator, you are coming to a place that believes deeply in the values that you share, as robert mentioned. president jefferson strongly believed in the connection of this wonderfu
. thomas jefferson was, for example, let's say, no model of personal financial rectitude. but he understood the things posed by excessive public debt. jefferson wrote, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual that. we must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. well, today, i think, our federal government and much of congress seems unable and in some cases unwilling to choose economy and liberty. but, perhaps a more serious question facing the republic is whether enough american citizens are willing to choose non serfdom or whether they are happy to continue drifting toward the failed project otherwise known as the european social model or european social democracy. and at present i am afraid i think the jury seems to be out on a one. so here i would like to conclude, how does america avoid going further down this path of economic your position? now, on one level it surely is a question of incentives. i am not a philosophical materialist. i do believe there is such a thing as free will. but it is also true that if incentives are aligned in a parti
. a basic fact about what america liked like. the census maker was thomas jefferson. here are some of the facts they gathered about the new united states. the 13 former colonies had a population of under 4 million. and 577 of those were blacks and 19% and 9% were free. the per-capita-income was $437. the years of war had reduced the per-capita-income. if you translated to 2013 dollars, $11, 500. the largest cities were new york, philadelphia, and boston. what can we learn about them? >> first of all, point out that two of the thirteen states were not yet members of the union. the fact that north carolina and rhode island held back when the rest of the union adopted the constitution. america was overwhelmingly a rural, rustic farm-based society. it ended at the appalachian mountains. there were only in 1800 there were three roads that crossed. the united states was a nation -- it was in fact three-state nations. new england, the middle state, and the south. and each of them had one major city, philadelphia, as you said, the largest city in the nation with all of the 40,000 people. s
. that was a live view of the city camera showing a cloudy sky over the jefferson memorial. right now it's 36 in washington. down to the 20s in montgomery county. points north and west. upper 20s near freezing. near freezing, prince george's county as well as arlington and fairfax and montgomery. hour by hour through the day, temperatures climbing into the 40s by noontime. then rain moving in during the afternoon changing to snow. after around 6:00 p.m. until midnight, wet snow. mostly melting on roadways and less than an inch. much of the region may be up here along the pennsylvania border into the mountains. maybe an inch or two. most of that on grassy areas as well. all ending after midnight tonight. i'm back in ten minutes with your seven-day outlook. a look at traffic with danella. >> we'll start with the rails. if you take metro, marc, vre, mo report of delays. over to the roadways, shooting over had time as you make your commute along 5 branch avenue, even pennsylvania avenue. even along 301. all the roads check out. no accidents. back with a live look at route 50 in maryland in ten mi
these challenges went beyond pure economics. thomas jefferson was no model of personal financial rectitude. but he understood the threat posed for things like excessive public debt. to preserve our liberty, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. they must make economy and liberty and servitude today our federal government seems unable and done cases unwilling to choose economy and liberty. but perhaps more serious question facing the public is whether or not american citizens are willing to choose nonsearch did or whether they are continued drifting towards the failed project a device known as the european social model for european social democracy. at present i am afraid i think the jury seems to be out on that one. so i'd like to conclude, how does america avoid this path of europeanization. on one level it is a question of incentives. i am not a philosophical materialist. i do believe there such a thing as free will. but it's also true if incentives are aligned in nature action is harder to persuade people not to follow. the more that america does any more or less covertly demo
at jefferson shortly after 11:00 last night. police shut down streets after getting reports of a man hold up inside the house. several neighbors reported hearing gun fire. however police left the scene after concluded nobody was in the camp. neighbors are complaining about agree tent city and janine de la vega has more on the action the city will soon takes. >> reporter: we are headed towards taylor street, dawn see too much but it is near the big feel, the quad lupah field. we don't want to disturb anybody, because they are all sleeping now. but one thing i want to point out, you can see a big pile here and that is just one of the worries of the city staff now the city of stand hose has been strugglen -- city of san jose has been struggling to clean up but they have cost about $20,000 a day and the homeless just keep moving back to the same place or another location along the creek beds. this is so much of a concern for city officials that they want to take action and this encampment as unprecedented growth and it needs to be cleaned up the first week of march. they don't want the land to b
on the street. chances are this week's jefferson award winner is at the head of the pack if you've seen one recently in the bay area. kpix5 reporter sharon chance went to the dance studio to meet him. >>reporter: it looks like practice for a music video, but the dancers aren't professionals. take david. >> you surprise yourself and doing it in front of a crowd, i mean erks it's awesome. >>reporter: with julian reyes, their teacher and coreographer, students are learning a lady gaga routine. the group is the bay area flash mob. >>reporter: it's dance -- as dancers dazzle audiences in public plazas and step up for nonprofit fundraisers. >> you don't have to be a professional or great dancer to do it. you can just join and see what happens. >>reporter: for julian, this grew out of his love for his very first flash mob experience, a tribute to michael jackson. >>reporter: it was called "thrill the world," flash mobs around the globe performed the same routine simultaneously in 2009 to honor the late king of pop. julian had such a great time dancing h
jefferson street. >> a pedestrian was killed by an amtrak train in fairfax county. >> it hit the man thursday evening. nearly 230 passengers were on the tray and. the train was at a standstill for about seven hours as investigators cleared the scene. investigators dealt with mechanical problems. it resumed its trip around 2:00 this morning. a farewell ceremony will be held for leon panetta. president obama and general martin dempsey will hosted the ceremony. panetta has served since june of 2011. >> give yourself plenty of extra time if you are writing the red or orange lines this weekend. >> redline trends well single track. orange line will single track. much more on the web site wjla.com. >> 4:50, let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> the weekend is looking great. today we will have to get through. saturday will be a bit on the windy side. everywhere east is just liquid. nothing to worry about. parts of montgomery county and to western fairfax is where the transition zone is. we did see some sleet this morning, but it sounds as if the online between the user brain the snow. we do h
the way at the half. in the second half, he gets the steel. up by 8. yellow won't do anything. jefferson a finishing 4 for 4 from 3-point range. virginia winning 80-69. after so many heart wrenching losses and blowouts this season, the capitals finally showed it dominance last night against a conference foethe panthers. ovechkin continued to crawl slightly in the standings. it in the short of the season, you cannot hang your hat only one win. another game on tuesday on the road. they need to refocus and continue to grow from year. "there are things we can clean up, as you can do from every game. we did not give them a lot of chances. that was the goal. it is only one win, obviously needed. monday, back to work. play them again on tuesday. enjoy the moment. get back to work. >> the heat hosted the lakers here on abc 7. los angeles had one of the strongest offensive house this year. they forced turnovers nine times in the first half. in the third quarter, heat up by one. but behind the wayne wade. what do you think about him? in the fourth quarter, a place of the day. kobe bryant. behind t
warnings in loudoun, jefferson, morgan, so be careful. wind chills in the upper 20's, low 30's. expect another breezy day. sunshine will be back for the afternoon. the weekend, half and half. the weekend forecast in a few minutes. first, from the belfort furniture weather center, steve hershorn. i see a lot of salt on the roads. >> here we are in montgomery county on 355 wisconsin ave as it becomes rockville pike. there's an accident blocking the ramp from northbound 355 onto the inner loop of the beltway. police are there. watch for that very early. not causing a delay, but you will be detour away from the ramp. the beltway near the american legion bridge looks pretty good right now. no problems around the beltway in maryland or virginia. back to you. >> thank you. now to the weather problems in the city of laurel. it is flooding. the good news is the waters are starting to receive from the patuxent river. >> the commuter lot by the marc trains station on lafayette avenue and riverfront park will reopen. jay korff has more. it is scary. >> hundreds of laurel, maryland, residents livin
from thomas jefferson, the author of the declaration of independence, as we know, our third president, and pray that god's blessings will be upon this great nation, not only this week during the national prayer breakfast but with the work of the congressional prayer caucus and those of you who will join us back home, individually through families, churches, places of worship, prayer group that you, too, will join us in making sure that we're building a wall of prayer around our nation's capitol, just as nehemiah built the wall in the old testament. with that, mr. speaker, i pray god's blessings on our nation and yield back to our great leader and co-chair of the congressional caucus, congressman forbes. >> thank you for your leadership and courage and for your friendship and we appreciate your words tonight and will treasure them. mr. speaker, one of the true leaders in the house of representatives is a lady from north carolina, it is often said when virginia foxx speaks, everybody listens and we're delighted tonight to give -- to have her here and listen to her speak and with that, i
highlight. jefferson, only five points but jams it home. mayo, catches golden state napping. between defenders. he had 19. david lee. three of the warriors' 15 turnovers. warriors trail by 26 at the half. mavericks having fun in the second half. nice pass to mayo for the finish. goalen state are ready to come home. 116-91 your final. >> college hoops, st. mary's and san diego, first half, johnny d misses the three, bounced back to him, this time he makes it. he had 19. three seconds left. matthew devil a -- gaels up by two. 'm gaels now 21-4. with a 74-64 victory. >>> stanford at arizona state. john gay, strong off the bench for the cardinal. 3-4 from 3-point land. 11 in the game. stanford led by eight at the half. and paul led the cardinal with 22. stanford holds off the sun devils 6 2-59. this abc7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. coming up, giants looking forward to spring training. >> ama: still to come, the night after, the damage and the heartache after the big northeast blizzard. >>> after months of problems can the boeing dreamliner is but to the test in w
and they lose all four. their fourth game in five nights. we have one highlight. jefferson, only five points but jams it home. mayo, catches golden state napping. between defenders. he had 19. david lee. three of the warriors' 15 turnovers. warriors trail by 26 at the half. mavericks having fun in the second half. nice pass to mayo for the finish. goalen state are ready to come home. 116-91 your final. >> college hoops, st. mary's and san diego, first half, johnny d misses the three, bounced back to him, this time he makes it. he had 19. three seconds left.hew devil matthew devil a -- gaels up by two. 'm gaels now 21-4. with a 74-64 victory. >>> stanford at arizona state. john gay, strong off the bench for the cardinal. 3-4 from 3-point land. 11 in the game. stanford led by eight at the half. and paul led the cardinal with 22. stanford holds off the sun devils 6 2-59. this abc7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. coming up, giants looking forward to spring training. >> ama: still to come, the night after, the damage and the heartache after the big northeast blizzard. >>> aft
jefferson on. cities, if we continue to pile up on ourselves as we do in europe, we should take one another as they do there. that was jefferson. it's continuing and continuing and it made sense back in the 1700s when we had the whole country spread out on. that's not the case now. it's a longer discussion. all three of these are longer
and if you were a working-class american you didn't really have slaves. you referenced thomas jefferson and sally hammons as kind of an example of a wealthy family that owned slaves. butting your book, you bust that miffed because millvinia was a slave of a working-class american, can you talk to was a little bit about that? >> many of us when we think about slavery think about the jeffersons, we think about gone with the wind, the grand manner, the vast plantation. michele obama's family, there were ancestors of hers who had that kind of history, the plantations of south carolina. the family story does expose the enormous variation of life during slavery when -- which is not something we often think about. the shields family that owned millvinia they were not wealthy people at all land in some ways that was astonishing to the descendants who said to me we heard those shieldses never had two nickels to rub together. they were not wealthy family. the irish-americans who came some time in the 1700s, worked the land with their own hands, all we ended up owning slaves, shields married the d
reports, this week's jefferson award winner found inspiration in the stories of cancer survivors. >> reporter: like most high school seniors, 17-year-old zach martinucci juggles a full schedule. honors classes, college applications and tennis team practice leaves little free time. yet his bulletin board tells a different story. for four years, zach has made time to participate in relay for life, a 24-hour fundraiser put on entirely by the students at burlingame high school. >> we raise money for the american cancer society, and that goes to fund our research, education advocacy and patient service. >> reporter: he got involved his freshman year as a team captain. by sophomore, he was running the event. >> it's a unifying sense, a great feeling on campus to have everyone bond together to fight cancer. >> reporter: today, the burlingame high school relay for life is the largest student- run event of its kind in the state. in the last four years, they have raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the american cancer society. >> zach stan
with the jefferson memorial in the background. it is cold. i will have to put on my knit hat that my mother made. it's 33 degrees. it is windy. you will really notice the wind. that makes it feel like it is a lot colder with wind chills in the '20s not just now but even in the afternoon. 29 in germantown, 33 degrees in warrenton, 30 in la plata, 30 and sterling right now. here is the forecast. it will be cold with high temperatures in the upper 30's for most of us, mid to upper 30's. that will make it feel like the 20's with gusts from time to time. not much of an improvement tomorrow. jacqui will have more on that in a few minutes. now to the commute with jamee. >> we are moving great on this wednesday morning. virginia 395, coming off the beltway, the entire trip to and across the 14th street bridge. looks good at georgetown, key bridge, and anacostia bridge, no trouble. in manassas, northbound side of 234 try to get into manassas and the downside is shut down before you get to dumphries road. there's a crash. you are able to get by southbound. 619 is an option, but that is a big work around. all
by thomas jefferson of the declaration of independence. life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. each individual's moral right to their own life. each individual's right to the pursuit of personal happiness. each individual's personal right to their labor. if you produce a lot, you get a lot, including the right to give it to whoever you want on whatever terms you want to. if you think about that moral prerogative, it demands personal responsibility because there is no free good lunch. it demands that reward self discipline. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. let's talk about liberty for a minute. a lot of defenders of liberty you think of it is a nice thing to have. but it's a lot more important than that. liberty makes human progress possible. there's only one real natural resource, the human mind. 10,000 years ago, oil use is useless today. 15 years ago telecommunication would make tables out of copper expensive and rare. fiber optics made out of silicon. there's only one true natural resource and that is the human mind. in order to be good, you have to build a think for y
.i.e., the long island expressway. we have greg siegel out at port jefferson. sunlight will bring clarity. what's the latest on the cars? >> alex where we are on port jefferson, we have about 20 inches on the ground and still snowing. as for the cars, stranded cars all around suffolk county. suffolk police, the police department out here telling us that there are literally still stuck in the snow. as far as the l.i.e. is concerned, the estimate is about 60 to 100 cars stuck there. big area of trouble is behind two tractor-trailers that jackknifed around midnight. all the cars behind them got stuck, because of the problem with the tractor-trailers and at last word, police and rescue crews trying to get those cars out from behind the tractor-trailer. so a lot of work to do, we've been told that no one has been immune to getting stuck in the snowdrifts, we've heard of buses of even plows getting stuck here, one guy told me the snowdrifts in some areas in port jefferson are shoulder length. as far as travel nightmare stories, we've heard a few of them. one of our photographers, it took him five hou
wnbc, live in port jefferson. give us an update of how it is there. >> reporter: alex, you talk about stranded cars. a perfect example of what we've seen this driver trying to make it into a parking lot in port jefferson, snow piled up around the vehicle, he or she just left it here. partial until the roadway blocking traffic. situations like this all around long island today. as you said, reports from the local police of hundreds of vehicles stranded in the snow snow. one cop told me a little while ago, the conditions are absolutely miserable. everywhere you turn he said, cars are stuck. even police vehicles that were sent out to try and help people who were stranded, they have become stuck as well. plows, fire trucks, you name it, everyone have problems getting through. we spoke to the county executive in suffolk county, and he said while cars are standed it appears most of the drivers have been taken safely -- taken away safely. no injuries reported as a result of the stranding, that's good news. but the conditions persist and because so many cars are stuck in the roadway, plows ca
. by the time we got to the third president, thomas jefferson, jefferson thought the whole speech to congress thing was actually a little showy. made the president too king-like for his taste. so jefferson decided to meet this particular constitutional obligation in writing, rather than by giving a speech. that tradition held sway for more than 100 years until 1913, when the speaking tradition of the state of the union was revived in what was a controversial move at the time by president woodrow wilson. so wilson's innovation was really i guess the major innovation in this ancient ritual that we have as a nation. the return to it being delivered in speech form, which happened in 1913. the only other major innovation that we have had over the centuries started in 1966. that's hen the party that is not the president's party started giving, in effect, a rebut toll the state of the union. the republicans started it when lbj was president. they started it in 1966. the top republican in the house and the top republican in the senate, effort dirksen and gerald ford, they wanted to critique lbj's sta
to give up free time for charity. but as kpix 5's kate kelly reports, this week's jefferson award winner found some inspiration in the stories of cancer survivors. >>> reporter: like most high school seniors, 17-year-old zach martinucci juggles a full schedule. honors classes, college applications and tennis team practice leaves little free time. yet his bulletin board tells a different story. for four years, zach has made time to participate in relay for life a 24-hour fundraiser put on entirely by the students at burlingame high school. >> we raise money for the american cancer society and that goes to fund our research, education advocacy and patient service. >> reporter: he got involved his freshman year as a team captain. by sophomore he was running the event. >> it's a unifying sense, a great feeling on campus to have everyone bond together to fight cancer. >> reporter: today, the burlingame high school relay for life is the largest student- run event of its kind in the state. in the last four years, they have raised nearly a quarter of
of the president to gay rights. >>> a life-long worldwide mission for this week's jefferson award winner. as kate kelly reports now she is changing lives from palestine to peru. >>> reporter: >> i have never in my life met someone more dedicated, more determined or more capable than laura escobosa. >> reporter: high praise for a woman who may not have a medical degree but who these doctors say has done more to help patients around the world than you can imagine. for 23 years, laura escobosa has led operation rainbow, a nonprofit organization that provides free orthopedic surgery to needy children in underdeveloped countries. [ non-english language ] >> reporter: laura, who speaks five languages, volunteered to go as a translatedder with one of the first teams of doctors that traveled from the bay area to guatemala in 1990. >> this one experience was so overwhelming because in one operation, they can change the life of a child. >> reporter: from that point on this wife and mother took it upon herself to handle all the details for the next mission. today
appointed few of thomas jefferson, what did you feel? >> guest: we wanted him looking directly at thomas jefferson and if you notice in the memorial as was built, he is kind of looking towards reagan airport. >> host: you talked about the conversation they would have had what do you think dr. king would have said would have said to thomas jefferson if they had a conversation? >> guest: he wrote these wonderful words, let's live up to them. we need as a nation to live up to -- we have justified our dependence on the basis of this declaration that says that all people are created equal and they are endowed with rights. so now we have this obligation as a nation. if we justify our independence we have to live up to it. >> host: his last book was titled where do we go from here and your book, martin's dream is a wonderful dream. i thank you for this book. as you look at it i did something my teachers told me never to do because they are sacred. i dogged some of the pages because i wanted to go back to after carson and reread them. >> guest: there is no greater compliment to an author. >> hos
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